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Upcoming: Winter Conference  |   Bozeman, MT  |   Jan. 25-26, 2020

Upcoming events

    • 01-Nov-2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • 03-Nov-2019
    • 10:30 AM

    • 25-Jan-2020
    • 7:15 AM
    • 26-Jan-2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Bozeman, Montana
    • 16

    Treating Pelvic Girdle and LE Dysfunction using Pelvic Health and Orthopedic Concepts

    Presented by Michelle Nesin, PT, OCS, FCFMT, FAAOMPT

    14 Contact Hours, MT category A 

    Full Course information can be found by scrolling down below.

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    Provisions include a light continental breakfast including coffee, lunch at the business meeting.



    Board Meeting

    January 24, 2020, 6pm. Bozeman

    Business Meeting

    Business meeting and elections will be held at noon on Saturday, January 25, 2019 at the CE site. Lunch is included for those registered for the course. Please RSVP if you are not registered (you may register online for this without paying). Please send agenda items to the office or President Christian Appel by January 4, 2020. Final agenda will be posted by January 15, 2020.

    Cancellation Policy

    MAPTA reserves the right to refuse/cancel an event registration. If MAPTA refuses a registration, registrants will be offered a full refund.

    Registration Cancellation by Participant:

    Cancellations will be accepted in writing via email or mail. A $25.00 administration fee will be withheld when cancellation occurs up to ten days prior to the start of the event; 50% refund if cancelled 2-10 days prior; 25% refund if cancelled 0-1 day prior.


    Group Discounts:

    10% Discount for 3 or more APTA Member PTs/PTAs from one clinic. Fees for all persons must be made with one payment. No exceptions. Credit will not be provided at a later date. Combining discounts (ie Lifetime AND Group) is not applicable. If you need to take advantage of this, call us for a group code to pay online, or mail in your check with participant names.

    Student Discounts:

    Students may take this course at a rate discounted by 50% of the member and non-member rate, if there is space available prior to the start of the course. This course is a laboratory class with limited space, and therefore we must limit the spaces available at the student rate. If you are a student and would like to attend if we do have extra room for this course, please register for the student waitlist. MAPTA will notify you one week prior to start of the course to offer you a space in the course, if available.

    Lifetime Member:

    Lifetime members may take any non-limited seating, MAPTA sponsored CE at 50% discount. Combining discounts (ie Lifetime AND Group) is not applicable. If you need to take advantage of this, call us for a group code to pay online, or mail in your check with participant names.



    7:15 - 8:00am Professional Issues Forum (MAPTA)

    8:00am - 12noon Course with break, see details below

    12noon - 2:00pm MAPTA Business meeting and luncheon

    2:00pm - 6:00pm Course with break, see details below


    8:000am - 12noon Course with break, see details below

    12noon - 1:00pm Lunch on your own

    1:00pm - 4:00pm Course with break, see details below

    About the course:

    Course Description:

    Designed for licensed physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, and physical therapy students.

    This course ensures that you will be comfortable with addressing patients with pelvic girdle and LE dysfunction from both an orthopedic and pelvic floor approach immediately upon returning to the clinic.

    Course Objectives:

    Upon completion of the 2-day course, participants will be able to:

    • Conduct thorough subjective and objective evaluations of a patient with pelvic dysfunction.
    • Identify red flag signs and symptoms in pelvic region, precautions and contraindications for treatment.
    • Assess basic movement dysfunction for neurologic, pelvic health, and orthopedic patient populations and design appropriate evidence-based treatment programs.
    • Perform assessment and treatment of the coccyx and posterior pelvic floor.
    • Perform assessment and treatment of abdominal wall and mobility of bladder, uterus, and rectum.
    • Perform external pelvic floor assessment and treatment.
    • Analyze the role of the pelvic girdle, pelvic floor and visceral mobility in LE dysfunction.
    • Determine patient specific treatment strategies effective for improving functional tasks and gait.

    Course Agenda:

    Day One:

    • Course will take place from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, with a 15 minute break
    • The course will then resume from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, with a 15 minute break

    First Day Content will include:

    • The Musculoskeletal Role in Pelvic Pain, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction , Lumbar Dysfunction and LE Dysfunction.Subjective Evaluation Lecture
    • Objective Evaluation Introduction; Objective Evaluation Lab
    • Coccyx Dysfunction Introduction; Coccyx Assessment and Treatment Lab
    • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Introduction; External Pelvic Floor Assessment and Treatment Lab
    • Sacrum/Innominate Dysfunction; Introduction; Sacrum/Innominate

    Day Two:

    • Course will take place from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, with an hour lunch and two 15 minute breaks.
    • Depending on weather and presenter and attendee preference, the times may vary slightly, with the same amount of content hours, per consensus during the first day of class.

    Second Day Content will include:

    • Visceral Dysfunction (Abdominal and Pelvic) Introduction; Visceral Assessment and Treatment Lab
    • Pelvic Base/ Hip Dysfunction Introduction; Pelvic Base and Hip Assessment and Treatment Lab
    • Functional Tasks and Gait; Determining key regions where treatment will make the greatest impact.

    About the Speaker


    Michelle earned her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy for the University of South Alabama in 1989. Since graduation she has been working for Nesin Therapy Services in Huntsville, AL where she is co-owner and Chief Operating Officer. She participated in a 6 month post professional fellowship in PNF at Kaiser Vallejo, CA in 1992. She became certified in Functional Manual Therapy™ in 1997 and completed her one year IPA Manual Therapy Fellowship studies with Gregg Johnson, PT, FFCFMT in 2001.

    She became a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist in 2006, and completed her second AAOMPT Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellowship in 2009. She has been teaching for the Institute of Physical Art since 1993 and is a primary instructor in PNF, FM1, Functional Gait and Visceral Functional Manipulation. Michelle has over 29 years of experience in treatment of orthopedic and pelvic health patient populations. She is a member of Women’s Health and Orthopedic Sections of the American Physical Therapy Association, a member of the International Pelvic Pain Society and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists. Michelle is a co-founder of the Pelvic Education Alliance, which has the goal of bridging the physical therapy orthopedic and pelvic health worlds.

    To find out more about Michelle and the Pelvic Education Alliance, please see their website:


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Past events

21-Sep-2019 Dynamic Core for Kids Part One AND Dynamic Core for Kids Goes to School
20-Sep-2019 MAPTA Town Hall Meetings Billings
27-Apr-2019 Spring Conference 2019: Course 1 of 2: Rehabilitation for the Injured Runner
27-Apr-2019 Spring Conference 2019: Course 2 of 2: Payment and Policy: What is Important and What is Noise?
02-Feb-2019 Winter Conference 2019: CE #2 choice: Therapeutic Evaluation and Treatment of Pediatric Toe Walking (Pediatric Equinus Gait)
02-Feb-2019 Winter Conference 2019: CE 1 of 2: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo & Dizziness: New diagnosis advances and PT management
02-Nov-2018 Board Orientation and Retreat
13-Oct-2018 Fall Conference 2018: Course 3 of 3: Strategies for Avoiding and Recovering from Practitioner Burnout
13-Oct-2018 Fall Conference 2018: Course 2 of 3: Hormone Health for Physical Therapists
13-Oct-2018 Fall Conference 2018: Course 1 of 3: Cervical Spine: Manual Therapy Management
20-Aug-2018 MAPTA Town Hall Meetings Billings
21-Apr-2018 Spring Conference 2018: ISPI Therapeutic Neuroscience Education: Pain Science Approach to Treating Whiplash and Peri-operative Neuroscience Education"
27-Jan-2018 Winter Conference 2018: Course 2 of 2: Comprehensive Stabilization Strategies for the Low Back, Pelvis & Hips -Teaching Postural Control & Optimal Movement Skills
27-Jan-2018 Winter Conference 2018: Course 1 of 2: An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing: Skills for helping patients make healthy choices
07-Oct-2017 Fall Conference 2017: Postural Respiration
22-Apr-2017 Spring Conference 2017: NOI course: Explain Pain
28-Jan-2017 Winter Conference 2017, Course ONE of two: Functional movement strategies for the legs, knees & feet: Understanding relationships and optimizing movement
28-Jan-2017 Winter Conference 2017, Course TWO of two: Dizziness and Balance Issues in Persons Post Concussion and with mild Traumatic Brain Injury
24-Sep-2016 Fall Conference 2016 Course 1: Contemporary Topics in Physical Therapy Practice for Athletes with ACL Injury, Ryan L. Mizner, PT, PHD
24-Sep-2016 Fall Conference 2016 Course 2 (one day course): Therapeutic Neuroscience Education: Know Pain; Know Gain AND A Pain Science Approach to Treating Headaches
23-Apr-2016 Spring Conference 2016: Two Courses - Payment/Policy by Helene Fearon or Therapeutic Exercise by Tim Fearon
30-Jan-2016 Winter Conference 2016: Wendy Burke presents Therapeutic Kinesiology Taping for the Whole Body
03-Oct-2015 Fall Conference 2015:George Davies Presents and MORE
18-Apr-2015 Spring Conference 2015: Two Courses to Choose From
24-Jan-2015 Winter Conference 2015: Treating the Person with Dizziness, Susan Whitney DPT, PhD
04-Oct-2014 Fall Conference 2014: Mobilization of the Nervous System
04-Oct-2014 Fall Conference Social: The Dirty Sexy Chocolate Show, Top Hat, Missoula
12-Apr-2014 Spring Conference 2014
25-Jan-2014 2014 Winter Conference and Business Meeting
28-Sep-2013 Fall Conference 2013
20-Apr-2013 Treating the Whole Person with The Integrated Systems Model for Pain & Disability - An Evidence-Based Approach to Optimize Function & Performance, Diane Lee BSR, FCAMT, CGIMS 12.75 CE Hours/1.275 CEUs Spring Conference 2013
26-Jan-2013 Winter Conference 2013
29-Sep-2012 Fall Conference: CE, Banquet/Social, and Business Meeting
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